Gilbert Decock (1928 2007)

Biography Gilbert Decock trained at the Academy of Bruges. In 1966 he obtained the European prize for painting and in 1967 the prize of the city of Knokke. From 1966 to 1968 he was a member of the Geoform group. One of the most outspoken defenders of pure abstraction in Belgium, Gilbert Decock was a painter, sculptor, screen printer and designer of reliefs and jewellery. He limited himself to circles and squares, the circle representing infinity (the divine), and the square the boundary (the earthly). In addition, he used a limited colour palette, with white, black and gray as the main tones.